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GOP lobbyist releases text of bill to prohibit openly gay players in the NFL

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Republican lobbyist behind the campaign to ban Michael Sam and any other openly gay football player from joining the NFL, released the text of his proposed federal legislation on Thursday.

Michael Sam

Michael Sam

The bill, titled “The American Decency Act of 2014,” ia authored by D.C. lobbyist Jack Burkman, and would make it illegal for “self-declared homosexual football players” to join an NFL team unless it “provides facilities for homosexual players which are entirely separate and distinct from the facilities used by heterosexual players.”

Violators would face a fine between $3 million and $8 million.

Burkman says “We are losing our decency as a nation” be allowing openly gay players like Sam to participate in the NFL. “If the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it,” he said.

Burkman claims to have the support of at least six members of the U.S. House and one U.S. Senator, but refuses to name them, and none have come forward publicly to announce their support.

Text of the bill is as follows:

RESOLVED by the U.S. House of Representatives of the United States of America, that the following article is proposed as federal law under the jurisdiction of the United States of America, enforceable by Executive action.

BE it enacted by the House of Representatives and by the Senate of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that:

Section 1. The National Football League and all teams thereof are hereby prohibited from employing self-declared homosexual football players. This prohibition shall only apply in cases where a football player has openly declared himself to be a homosexual.

Section 2. The prohibition detailed in article (A) above shall not apply to any team of the National Football League that provides facilities for homosexual players which are entirely separate and distinct from the facilities used by heterosexual players.

Section 3. Provisions (A) and (B) above shall pre-empt all relevant state law.

Section 4. The US Department of Justice shall have the power to enforce this legislation by all appropriate means.

Section 5. Should one part of this legislation be deemed at any point unconstitutional, all other parts shall be considered separate and entirely severable for Federal Constitutional purposes.

Section 6. Each violation of (A) and (B) above shall result in a fine of not less than $3 million not more than $8 million.

Political observers say the measure has no chance of ever passing, or that doing so is even within Congress’ authority.

Burkman’s openly gay brother said he thought the entire campaign is nothing more than a publicity stunt.

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  1. They’re kind of entrenched in their own grave at this point, aren’t they. ._.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:11pm
  2. Not only entrenched, but still digging.

    Replied on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:20pm
  3. keep spreading the word The youth of today might be lacking in some ways BUT they seem to be a bit more openminded then the repubs bargained for. Hope it help to END them once and for all

    Replied on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:27pm
  4. Good luck spreading the hate, asshat! We have reached a tipping point and most sane, logical Americans cannot put up with this shit any longer.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:12pm
  5. this is so absurdly, and blatantly homophobic there’s no way it’ll go through. go back to the last century, ya bigots

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:12pm
  6. Lmao. Are you kidding? This is gonna fall into work place discrimination suits in a heartbeat.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:13pm
  7. Good luck with that idiot. Stop wasting time and taxpayers money and stupid bills

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:13pm
  8. How does this still happen today?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:13pm
  9. Whomever wrote this bill is totally ignorant of all the player s already inthe sporting arena which are of different orienation s other than Heterosexual!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:13pm
  10. Are they crazy … Separate facilities .. Jim Crowe laws

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:14pm
  11. What an idiot!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:14pm
  12. incredible

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:14pm
  13. Republican lobbyist or Nazi?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:14pm
  14. What's the difference?

    Replied on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  15. Well I hope there are enough republicans which still appreciate the original idea of the USA and the Enlightenment and don't forget that Abraham Lincoln himself was one of them.

    Replied on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:25pm
  16. I do know some.

    Replied on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:26pm
  17. No… This has to be a joke… Right? Seriously? Go back to Russia then!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:14pm
  18. Ignoramus- what’s he so afraid of?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:15pm
  19. When will these dopes learn?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:15pm
  20. Got news for these assholes, we have always been in their locker rooms.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:15pm
  21. Did the NFL not make their views clear enough when they told Jan Brewer they would pull the Super Bowl from Arizona if discriminatory legislation was passed there? And if you replace the word homosexual with the word black it sounds like some of the crazy laws from back in the 50′s and 60′s here in Alabama. You see how that worked out.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:15pm
  22. Enough crap. Let gay people live their lives. It has nothing to do with you. Just shut up!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:15pm
  23. Crazy

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:16pm
  24. For the GOP being anti big government (yea fuckin right) they sure are blurring the line yet again wanting to force a law on a franchise that is privately owned

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:16pm
  25. I don’t understand how it’s the government’s business who the NFL hires.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:17pm
  26. Thank you GOpigs, for making Hillary a shoe in !!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:17pm
  27. Good Grief, our system of government has become a clown factory with douche kings and morons shitting all over the Constitution and our rights like incontinent elephants. We must look like the buffoons we’ve let take over our political system.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:17pm
  28. OMG ! Really ! People need to mind their own business!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:17pm
  29. More small government I see.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:17pm
  30. Dont Ask Dont Tell in the works for NFL. … OR NOT!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:17pm
  31. Dumb move. I would think gay men would be exceptional at handling balls.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  32. First deal with the rapists, thieves, serial assaulters, child support dodgers, drug dealers and fucktards.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  33. Wow. We cant have openly gay players but of course their ok if we force a religious group down are throats.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  34. Leave the NFL alone and focus on real problems in the world.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  35. Republican’s are horrible people.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  36. They are dumb lol we should petition to not let DUMB ppl into congress we should make it a point any closed minded person cannot be in congress, thats what i think we should petition

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  37. wont hold up

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:18pm
  38. The lobbyist’s brother is gay, too. What a d bag.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:19pm
  39. Wait, the same NFL who said they’d pull out of Arizona if they kept that discriminatory bill? Yeah, I don’t think that’s going to happen.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:19pm
  40. How small minded can one individual be? #JackBurkman

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:19pm
  41. waste of time and money

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:19pm
  42. Ignore.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:20pm
  43. This bill will GO NO WHERE!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:20pm
  44. NO CHANCE THAT THIS WILL BECOME LAW!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:20pm
  45. So does just anyone get to author a bill now, ’cause I wanna write one the punishes heterosexual arrogance and stupidity with 8-10 years of having to change clothes in front of out gay men.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:20pm
  46. this is why Aliens won’t visit us….

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:20pm
  47. Dead on arrival!! Wasted time and effort but nothing new to rethuglicans!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:21pm
  48. The GOP will never learn.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:21pm
  49. Now they’re getting into SPORTS!?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:21pm
  50. Passing laws to discriminate, laws to regulate private ventures and just plain wasting my money. They are surely for the people.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:21pm
  51. This man is an idiot. It is not his place to say who can and cannot play for the NFL.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:22pm
  52. dont ask dont tell for sports….

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:22pm
  53. David

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:22pm
  54. Wow. Seriously? Why are people trying so hard to take a step back?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:23pm
  55. They just don’t know when to stop fighting a losing battle!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:23pm
  56. What the duck is wrong with GOP !!!! Ronald Reagan is rolling in his grave right now!! The GOP is dead to me !!! This is a read stupid bill

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:23pm
  57. Aside from the bigotry, since when does the federal government get to regulate who is in the NFL? The federal government is allowed to intervene when civil rights are being violated, not to impose anti-civil rights legislation.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:23pm
  58. Wow. I can’t say im surprised though. 95% of the population hate gays and would kill them without hesitation.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:23pm
  59. SCREW HIM!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:24pm
  60. Burkman is Gay.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:24pm
  61. I thought a Corporation such as the NFL were independently owned and free to make their own businesses decisions without any interference from the Government? Isn’t that the way of Capitalism?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:24pm
  62. What in the hell does playing in the NFL, have to do with your sexuality, or how you play? It damn doesn’t.. This lobbyist, is just crazy as hell in my opinion.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:24pm
  63. Because they are better then straights lol

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:24pm
  64. 2016 looks it’s going to be a breeze for the Democrat that wins their party’s nomination!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:24pm
  65. This is so pathetic. He had to leak his own bigotry because it’s to blatantly unconstitutional to ever pass. Sad sad little man.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:24pm
  66. Only Republicans…

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:25pm
  67. Some people are so insecure!! (Mostly “some” straight men)

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:25pm
  68. Morons!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:25pm
  69. Is the world going backwards ?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:25pm
  70. LOL………..some people JUST need attention (yes, GOP, YOU!!!)

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:26pm
  71. These people must be insecure of their own feelings. Lol

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:27pm
  72. wtf

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:28pm
  73. What does he gain with this ignorance? Is he trying to attract hateful customers.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:28pm
  74. Really, the GOP Lobbyist want to piss off Strong NFL players? LOL!!!!!! I would love to see them tell the players to their faces they should be banned!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:29pm
  75. Yeah goodluck with that. This is Flat out Discrimination.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:29pm
  76. Because there arent other things that arent more important like geee I dont know? Feeding starving kids in your country, creating more employment,education.NEWSFLASH DUMBASS:There have been gay athletes around oooooh forever. Out or not. They are talented,worked HARD to get there and EARNED their place. Just a thought.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:30pm
  77. Another piece of crap politician heard from.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:30pm
  78. Me thinks Congress themselves should be writing our bills on matters of true importantance, like campaign finance and ethics reform, term limits, immigration, voting rights, human rights, etc., etc., etc…

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:31pm
  79. Mr. BERKMAN IS A ASS that believes what he says is going to matter to the NFL. MR BERKMAN, I BELIEVE THAT THE NFL HAS ALREADY SPOKEN!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:31pm
  80. The GOP lobbyist is a massive closet case. Period.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:31pm
  81. Why do we even acknowledge this type of publicity seeking lobbyist? He’s clearly out of touch with reality.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:31pm
  82. When are mean ass ignorant bigots going to stop trying to treat anyone who isn’t a carbon copy of themselves like third class citizens? Grow up.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:32pm
  83. i want a bill that would prohibit ASSHOLE from serving in Congress.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:32pm
  84. HAHAHA so absurd and disgusting that you can no do nothing but laugh sometimes

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:34pm
  85. Someone PLEASE Spray these morons with pesticide! Wasting ma god damn time reading this horse crop!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:34pm
  86. What is he gonna get out of it? Better yet, what is he gonna lose if the NFL allows a gay player? Not a damn thing.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:36pm
  87. Are you kidding me?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:37pm
  88. I am becoming convinced that the GOP is full of sick people!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:38pm
  89. The Middle Ages just called, they want their witch hunts back . . .

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:40pm
  90. I love the last sentence…his gay brother thinks this is a publicity stunt. I’d share that reaction…just shock and disbelief: “Nah…my brother couldn’t actually mean what he says in this bill. He wouldn’t possibly be that idiotic..”

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:40pm
  91. Other people’s children are disturbing. This makes me really sad to see. Folks, these are dangerous times and if this is what happening in DC, we need to seriously make some changes

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:43pm
  92. GOP stands for goofy or pricks your choice

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:45pm
  93. What is wrong with the GOP?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:45pm
  94. Wow, the GOP has just dug another grave. The government does not have any say in the NFL or NBL or any sports. The hate just keeps rotting their brains.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:46pm
  95. The GOP members who are writing and supporting such need to find themselves an island far, far away and live in their own little bigoted fashion.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:50pm
  96. We are regressing!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:50pm
  97. you gotta be fucking kidding me?! since when do politics make the rules for sports! politicians have gone too fucking far if you ask me.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:50pm
  98. And they use tax payers money to do all this shit !! Cannot understand a thing.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:51pm
  99. Well then, isn’t this special? Seriously, these guys are losing their minds. Pretty sure the GOP has better things to worry about that are a bigger threat to them than guys like Michael Sam playing ball. If they have time for this crap then they have time to help increase the Minimum Wage, pull our folks from Iraq and Afghanistan, and work with the President(like him or not). Nope these guys seem to have all KINDS of time for everything BUT what they should be doing.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:52pm
  100. What an asshole. Another fucking stupid asshole Republican, of course.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:52pm
  101. I prefer Greedy Old Pricks!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:52pm
  102. Will the bigotry ever end, what is wrong with these people

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:52pm
  103. Let them keep digging their grave!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:53pm
  104. That’s F up

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:56pm
  105. What an idiot. I don’t think it is even legal for Congress to try and make a law randomly targeting the NFL. This guy must really suck at his job.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:58pm
  106. So ironic how they call it “American Decency Act”

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:59pm
  107. Did he miss the separate but equal is not equal part?? And what is he afraid of??

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:59pm
  108. It’s sickening that people are this ridiculous and full of hate but honestly, with some of the things they’re coming up with it’s starting to be humorous. I can’t wait for some jerk off to write a bill for gay and straight drinking fountains!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:59pm
  109. For crying out loud! This guy needs to get a life.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:00pm
  110. What a god damn sick, hateful bastard. Fortunately if the bill actually gets goin it will fail same as the other have.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:02pm
  111. La verdad, ni nos interesa, ojalá se quedarán por allá, nos harían un bien.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:02pm
  112. The stupid House Republicans won’t fight Obama care but, this is where they draw a line into the sand.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:03pm
  113. This guy is a moron! The US Government is trying to control everything and everyone. So much for land of the free!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:06pm
  114. Is this guy for real?? Stupidity has no bounds!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:06pm
  115. They lie the support will just get them in more hot water and THE NFL WILL START LOSING SPONSORS AND EVENT GOERS IF THEY KEEP THIS SHIT UP

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:11pm
  116. Actually I could go for Sep drinking.fountains a lot of STR8S are coming up.more now with the venereal diseases I choose not to get from NO ONE….

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:14pm
  117. Why?…

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:14pm
  118. What right does government have to interfere with NFL business, a private enterprise?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:14pm
  119. Wow! There are no words.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:14pm
  120. what the fuck….honestly….im speachless

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:16pm
  121. What the fuck is wrong with some people?!! Seriously…trying to get one little foothold wherever they can to discriminate? The fact that any part of our government has even let a law like this get so far should be a HUGE warning sign. Who will be next? We already tried black people, Japanese, interracial marriages, single mothers, now LGBT…be careful. It could be YOU they try to legally discriminate against next!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:16pm
  122. Does this guy thinks they need their own water fountain too?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:16pm
  123. He is concerned about values/morals…..but does this to his own brother who is gay…..pathetic….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:17pm
  124. Republicans are a dying breed. dumbasses

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:17pm
  125. Sounds like the tea party!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:18pm
  126. This is pathetic…

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:18pm
  127. Very sad. …I guess nothing else to worry about…are. u fucken out your mind..?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:19pm
  128. So it has come down to this. IT is the lobbyists who write the laws and the GOP members of Congress are just their shills.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:20pm
  129. Wow the Fu..ing idiots just keep appearing out of no where!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:21pm
  130. The Constitution prohibits bigots from making government laws.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:22pm
  131. Did you all read the last sentence? “Probably a publicity stunt”, said his openly gay brother!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:23pm
  132. How ridiculous!!! I don’t think this is what members of Congress were elected to do.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:24pm
  133. this is not a story,,, it will never happen

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:28pm
  134. I actually like that so many people are trying to put out these kinds of laws – when they are in print, and asked to be voted on (put your name on it) they really show just how unintelligent the arguements are. More and more acceptance is gained by overturning these regulations.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:32pm
  135. Why don’t they try revoking the tax exempt status for the NFL. something that might do some good.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:34pm
  136. I see him getting in he a really good player why can we let openly gay basketball players but not football get lost losers

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:35pm
  137. You’ve got to be kidding me? Do people have nothing to do with their time but make things harder? How about we reevaluate taxes or punishment for crimes? Jay walking? Something….anything!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:35pm
  138. Since when is the NFL a government agency?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:36pm
  139. This poor guy DOES NOT deserve this kind of treatment!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:36pm
  140. Interference in private businesses, isn’t that against Republican “principles”?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:36pm
  141. Does this go for us fans to

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:42pm
  142. i thought America was meant to be moving forward?! the hatred is disgusting. why does (almost) every straight sports player who does not want to share a changing room with a gay man ‘cos he’ll look at me’ assume that the gay man will instantly find him attractive?! huge egos or what?!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:45pm
  143. and again we have some small minded hypocrite trying to spread hate,

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:50pm
  144. What?! Still no GOP jobs, jobs, jobs, bill?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:51pm
  145. What a complete jackass.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:55pm
  146. First of all it’s unconstitutional
    Second he can go fudge himself with the paper it’s written on

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:55pm
  147. Didn’t something like 86% of players surveyed say they’d be fine with an openly gay player in their locker room? We don’t need laws to protect the 14% of people who are mired in the past and fear things that aren’t scary. We need laws that protect the 10% of people who are being oppressed.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:56pm
  148. Being part of the lgbt does’t mean that you can’t play sports… wtf!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:56pm
  149. republicans – the party of hate

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:57pm
  150. Let the stew in their own ignorant hatred. The rest of us haven’t the time to be bothered!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00pm
  151. Silly Republicans, you can’t take a football player away from America when he is so popular. Americans love football, they strive for it.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00pm
  152. Fucking stupid a gay player is just as good as a streight one you idiots

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:00pm
  153. Stupid hate filled republicans and talibangelists

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:02pm
  154. Boy, when that lobbyist hits the wall, that’s going to be some splat. LOL

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:03pm
  155. Wont happen !!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:12pm
  156. Ha ha ha go ahead! Make a fool of yourself!!! Lol

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:15pm
  157. Hey, Republican drafting the bill, don’t hate on Michael Sam!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:15pm
  158. What a joke! What friggin’ year is this, 1802?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:16pm
  159. Get over yourself lets get this straight being Gay does not mean we are constantly looking for sex especially at our job site you idiot get over yourself nobody wants to look at your junk

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:16pm
  160. Obama will VETO the bill, it won’t stand it will be DOA in the SENATE!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:18pm
  161. Don’t these folks have any bigger issues to concentrate on?? Good grief, give it a rest small minded republicans!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:23pm
  162. What this translates to is: “I want government out of people’s lives by government intervening in a big business telling them who they can and cannot hire, because this big business does not appear to have any of the morals and values or decency that I want the government to impose on the people while staying out people’s lives.”

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:24pm
  163. No way, José. He’s got another think coming if he thinks people want to keep talented athletes, be they gay or said to be gay, out of athletics.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:26pm
  164. I thought only LEGISLATORS could introduce legislation. Not lobbyists.

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:35pm
  165. How can anyone be so insecure/ needy/ angry as to need to spread hate like this?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:46pm
  166. So ….. now the government wants to regulate sports ?

    Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10:47pm